Two Arabic Translations Longlisted for 2019 PEN Awards

via ArabLit, 12.12.18. Yesterday, PEN America announced the longlists for its 2019 literary awards. Ninety titles are in the running for prizes that honor fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translation: On the ten-book longlist celebrating poetry in translation are two titles by Arab authors: The Shutters, Ahmed Bouanani (New Directions)Translated from the French by Emma Ramadan Revolution Goes Through Walls, Safaa Fathy (SplitLevel Texts)Translated from the Arabic by Safaa Fathy and Pierre Joris Safaa Fathy is … Read more Two Arabic Translations Longlisted for 2019 PEN Awards

June Paris Events

Two Poetry Readings & a Signing during Marché de la Poésie week Place St Sulpice Paris 6 Thursday June 8 Dans le cadre des États généraux de la poésie #01 : 2017, la visibilité du poème: 19h30: Rencontre en Luxembourg Jean Portante et Pierre Joris scène du Marché **** Double Change et la librairie Michèle Ignazi vous invitent à une présentation/lecture de Canto Diurno de Pierre Joris, Ed. Le Castor Astral … Read more June Paris Events

Hudson Opera House Poetry Reading

  Hudson Opera House New Reading Series! Pierre Joris and Brenda Coultas Sunday, September 13, 5pm  | Book Signing and reception to follow Free and open to the public 327 Warren St. Hudson, NY 12534 (518) 822-1438 info@hudsonoperahouse.org Join series curator Tamas Panitz, and poets Pierre Joris and Brenda Coultas this Sunday at the Hudson Opera House!  Although born and raised in Luxembourg, Pierre Joris is an internationally recognized poet who, … Read more Hudson Opera House Poetry Reading

Paul Celan and the Meaning of Language — An Interview with Pierre Joris

Above right: Paul Celan, passport photo Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry of Paul Celan A Bilingual Edition Translated and with Commentary by Pierre Joris Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 736 pages,ISBN-10: 0374125988   Doug Valentine with Pierre Joris Paul Celan and the Meaning of Language An Interview with Pierre Joris   There is great pleasure to be found in Paul Celan’s poetry. His dazzling neologisms (“wordwall”, “smokethin”, “icethorn”) … Read more Paul Celan and the Meaning of Language — An Interview with Pierre Joris

Paul Celan’s “Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry” — An Evening with Pierre Joris and Paul Auster

Monday, December 1st, 7:00 p.m. Location: Silver Center – Hemmerdinger Hall, 100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003 Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a reading of Paul Celan’s Breathturn into Timestead by the poet and translator Pierre Joris and a conversation between Pierre Joris and Paul Auster, introduced by Professor Ulrich Baer, NYU’s Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities, and Diversity. This event is free of charge. If you … Read more Paul Celan’s “Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry” — An Evening with Pierre Joris and Paul Auster

Just Published: Barzakh (Poems 2000-2012)

Black Widow Press or via Amazon. From the back cover: ON BARZAKH: A magnificent multi-layered tome from the brilliant poet and translator (of German, French and Arabic) whose erudition and deep engagement with the doings of humanitas are on full display. From a lyrical bi-lingual ode to Kerouac through DIS/ASTER-OILDRECK, we are drawn into a kinetic weave of world and language. “The brain amazed/that shaped air/ makes sense/in difference./Shut … Read more Just Published: Barzakh (Poems 2000-2012)

UPCOMING GIGS

¡ T O D A Y ! BOISE STATE MFA READING SERIES Friday October 3rd, 2014: Pierre Joris, The Cabin Literary Center, 801 S. Capitol Blvd, 7:30 p.m. * * * EVERGREEN COLLEGE READING Olympia, WA Monday 6 October Talk on Paul Celan (9:30 to 11 a.m.)  & Poetry Reading (1 to 2:30 p.m.) both are in: Lecture Hall 5, The Evergreen State College * * * X San Luis Potosí … Read more UPCOMING GIGS